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Past articles by Mike:

After 'just vote' plea, council OK's Butte demolition program

Commissioners have approved a program to help fund demolitions of vacant, decaying houses in Butte. → Read More

Updated: Butte man sentenced to 15 years in prison for 2019 rape

A judge sentenced a Butte man to 15 years in prison Thursday for raping a young woman in late 2019. → Read More

B-SB commissioner: A 'bureaucracy' created just to spend $225,0000

A Butte-Silver Bow commissioner says the county has created an entire bureaucracy just to spend $225,000. → Read More

Man accused in Butte shooting beats tampering charge; attempted homicide case still pending

A jury found a Butte man not guilty of witness tampering Monday but he still faces an attempted homicide charge. → Read More

Hung jury leads to mistrial in Butte rape case; prosecutor says she will retry it

Jurors in a Butte rape trial deliberated for more than 12 hours over two days but could not reach a verdict → Read More

Gallagher on abandoned houses in Butte: 'We can do better'

County officials say they are taking steps to curb abandoned houses in Butte and the crime they spawn. → Read More

Woman accused of swinging hammer at police and biting officer is arraigned

A woman accused of swinging a hammer at Butte police and biting an officer pleaded not guilty Wednesday. → Read More

Economic Outlook: More visitors and businesses in Dillon and Beaverhead County

Dillon and Beaverhead County are seeing more visitors and more new or expanding businesses. → Read More

Butte police officer gets deferred sentence for assaulting family member

A judge gave a Butte police officer a one-year deferred sentence for assaulting a family member in early 2022. → Read More

B-SB to builders big and small: Permits are nothing to fear

Butte-Silver Bow Planning officials hope an outreach campaign will erase misunderstandings about building permits. → Read More

Inflation, looming recession impact area economy but there's room for optimism

Inflation and a looming recession are dogging the area economy but there's good news too. → Read More

Ramsay school takes second stab at county land

School officials in Ramsay want two acres of county land for more parking and possible expansion of their building. → Read More

Cool it: Butte man faces up to 40 years if convicted in 'road rage' incident

A Butte man faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted of charges tied to a "road rage" incident in December. → Read More

B-SB Council starts new year with Fredrickson at the helm

Butte-Silver Bow commissioners started 2023 with Shawn Fredrickson as chairman. → Read More

Judge says Butte man convicted of rape can seek new trial

A judge says a Butte man convicted of raping a woman in late 2019 can seek a new trial. → Read More

Cindi Shaw: Reflections on an 'Uptown girl's' 16 years as a commissioner

Cindi Shaw says helping people was her constant motivation during 16 years as a Butte-Silver Bow commissioner. → Read More

Two charged in robbery of Wells Fargo bank in Butte arraigned; third to plead soon

Two of three Kalispell men charged with robbing a Wells Fargo bank in Butte pleaded not guilty Wednesday. → Read More

Gallagher: Future ARPA meetings, if there are any, to be open

Butte-Silver Bow's top official says future ARPA meetings, if there any, will be posted for the public. → Read More

Prosecutors: Butte woman lies, gets coverage on already scorched camper

Prosecutors say a Butte woman lied and got an $8,000 insurance payout on an already burned up camper. → Read More

'No-brainer' or not open? County committee at center of open-meetings dispute

Controversy flares over whether a county advisory committee's meetings should be public. → Read More